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Short notice trip to vegas this weekend, wifes work is paying and shes never been and I'm looking for show recommendations. Were considering cirque (probably O @ Bellagio )along with Le Reve at Wynn.

Any input or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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I've seen several Cirque shows. O was the first and I think it's the most spectacular of the shows.
 

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I was just in Vegas a few weeks back with my wife and saw Zumaniti for the the first at the New York hotel. I very much enjoyed the boobs and thongs. Plus we sat int the front row where I got picked on a little bit.

I’m also a huge fan of the Blue Man group and make it a point to see them in Vegas every time I’m there. I always sit in the center front row which is called poncho seating. Again I got picked on. The first time time they threw a marshmallow at my mouth which I did catch and eat. The second time they pretended to shove a camera down my throat. I also got squirted with banana pudding which the poncho managed to get most of it and the stage hands put a prop purse by my wife’s seat which they later pretended to take from her to puke in it.

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Seen Zumanity a few times, I miss the hula hoop school girl, I think she retired.

Absinthe is pretty fn amazing. I preferred it over zumanity.


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I saw the Michael Jackson "One" show by Cirque du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay last month. I wasn't sure what to expect since my sister bought the tickets, but I was happily surprised at how entertaining it was. Two solid hours (no intermission) of non stop high energy dancing and acrobatics.
 

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I'll also say my least favorite was The Beatles LOVE. The music was great, but the show wasn't as varied as the others. Maybe it's because as a child of the 60s I expected more from that show.
 

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I enjoyed terry Fator.


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I used to attend the CES Show in Las Vegas every year,
from it's inception in the late 1970's, until it turned
into an event that brought over large Chinese
manufacturers, who began selling directly to the
large USA audio accounts. So I stopped going
around 2010, as did many others because
of this.

I first saw Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island,
sometime during the early 1990's. I still
remember the ceiling opening up and all
the Taiko drummers dropping down slowly,
and it literally blew my mind.

At the CES Shows in both Las Vegas and
Chicago, all of the International distributors
uses to fly over and meet with the manufacturers.

I don't know how many distributors I took to
see Cirque du Soleil, but everyone of them
could not believe the opening of the show
when the lights were dimmed and those Taiko
drummers fell out of the ceiling.

The entire show was thrilling and was the
best show I have ever attended. . .

Later I attended "O" with a friend of mine who
worked at Lucas Film.

This person knew the person in charge of the sound
system for "O" so I got a backstage tour.

The amount of gear used to produce that
show was amazing also.

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Stayed in a penthouse suite at the Bellagio a couple years back. O show is great. If you can swing it, the steakhouse at the bottom of the stairs by the lagoon is super nice - get the mac and cheese. Seriously. $50 or so and worth every penny.
 

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I used to attend the CES Show in Las Vegas every year,
from it's inception in the late 1970's, until it turned
into an event that brought over large Chinese
manufacturers, who began selling directly to the
large USA audio accounts. So I stopped going
around 2010, as did many others because
of this.

I first saw Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island,
sometime during the early 1990's. I still
remember the ceiling opening up and all
the Taiko drummers dropping down slowly,
and it literally blew my mind.

At the CES Shows in both Las Vegas and
Chicago, all of the International distributors
uses to fly over and meet with the manufacturers.

I don't know how many distributors I took to
see Cirque du Soleil, but everyone of them
could not believe the opening of the show
when the lights were dimmed and those Taiko
drummers fell out of the ceiling.

The entire show was thrilling and was the
best show I have ever attended. . .

Later I attended "O" with a friend of mine who
worked at Lucas Film.

This person knew the person in charge of the sound
system for "O" so I got a backstage tour.

The amount of gear used to produce that
show was amazing also.

Cheers,
Bruce
In the 5 years or so that I have been active on this forum, this is by far the longest post I have ever seen by the duck that didn't have a single math symbol! :D

Thanks Bruce, much appreciated.
 

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In the 5 years or so that I have been active on this forum, this is by far the longest post I have ever seen by the duck that didn't have a single math symbol! :D

Thanks Bruce, much appreciated.
Oh Crap, I forgot. . .

Music is expressed by integer ratios. .
such as 1:1 (unison), 2:1 (octave), 5:3 (major sixth), 3:2 (perfect fifth),
4:3 (perfect fourth), 5:4 (major third), 6:5 (minor third).

-A unit of pitch within the equal tempered scale is called a cent-
An equal tempered semitone (the interval between two
adjacent piano keys) spans 100 cents by definition.

An octave—two notes that have a frequency ratio of 2:1—spans
twelve semitones and therefore 1200 cents . .:eek:. . :mad:

Happy Now..:D

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Stayed in a penthouse suite at the Bellagio a couple years back. O show is great. If you can swing it, the steakhouse at the bottom of the stairs by the lagoon is super nice - get the mac and cheese. Seriously. $50 or so and worth every penny.
Cool, sounds like O is going to win it.

I figure it has a few things going for it:

1. It's at the Bellagio and the wife will need to see that place regardless.
2. Again Bellagio, maybe time it right with a fountain show...
3. Apparently they have some awesome Mac n Cheese I need to try at said steakhouse and we're suckers for fancy mac and cheese.

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If your going to stay at the Bellagio, I would
contact them and get your tickets now, before
you leave for your trip.

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Cool, sounds like O is going to win it.

I figure it has a few things going for it:

1. It's at the Bellagio and the wife will need to see that place regardless.
2. Again Bellagio, maybe time it right with a fountain show...
3. Apparently they have some awesome Mac n Cheese I need to try at said steakhouse and we're suckers for fancy mac and cheese.

Thanks!
The ONLY way I got a table at the Bellagio steakhouse was because I was in a penthouse suite so they hooked me up (I'll have to tell the story of how I swung that sometime haha!!). Like 6000 sq ft., private elevator and even private lobby and personal security guard penthouse. Hedge Fund high roller stuff. Def not my usual way to roll, but it came with some odd perks and I got lucky asking for it on short notice for cheap...

But call NOW and see if there's a table - you might get lucky but those are super hard to come by. I recommend trying anyway - it's Vegas right? You gotta gamble!

The view is incredible...

 

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If your going to stay at the Bellagio, I would
contact them and get your tickets now, before
you leave for your trip.

Cheers
Very much this. Don't wait. For tickets, reservations at Prime (the steakhouse). Call now. If you don't get what you want, a few $20's or $50's passed across the desk at check in might get you in, too. I've done that quite a few times and managed to score something that was otherwise sold out or booked full...just pass the money and ask for what you want. They usually won't take it if they can't deliver anyway, so it's usually worth a shot.
 

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You can get your tickets right from the CDS website.

10 years ago, the $20 and $50 trick worked great, It’s been less successful for me at the hotels in recent years.

Blue, where are you staying?



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Ka is better than O in my opinion.
This is an example that it's all personal preference. Here's three different rankings of the Cirque shows:
1) Mystere
2) O
3) The Beatles LOVE
4) KA
5) Michael Jackson ONE
6) Zumanity
7) R.U.N.
Ranked by Dangerous Stunts
1) O
2) KA
3) Criss Angel MINDFREAK
4) Zumanity
5) Mystere
6) Michael Jackson ONE
7) The Beatles LOVE
Ranked by Best of Vegas
1) The Beatles LOVE
2) Michael Jackson ONE
4) Mystere
5) Zumanity
6) Criss Angel MINDFREAK Live!
7) KA
8) O

My personal ranking of the shows I've seen:
1) O (I was a swimmer/diver growing up and really appreciate the difficulty of the water stunts)
2) KA
3)tie Zumanity
3)tie Mystere
5) The Beatles LOVE (Mainly because it's not a typical Cirque show. More music and dancing, less stunts)
 

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Well the wife just took over without warning. We are going to see a show called "Opium" that is adjacent to the Cosmopolitan where we are having dinner. Lol, I guess that is that.

Its right next to the Bellagio, so maybe we will be able to time a fountain show if were lucky.

Larry, were staying at the Red Rock Resort for her work thing. Its way off the strip on the west side. Might take my drone to get some cool shots of the mountains while she works.
 
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